Central City Vacations

A magnet for visitors who travel to the bustling city of New Orleans, Central City has a great deal to offer sightseers. Central City lies 1 mile (2 kilometers) from New Orleans’s heart. If you are arriving by air, Central City is approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

While staying in Central City, why not spend a few hours sightseeing in surrounding areas like Bourbon Street, French Quarter and Garden District.

Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. In particular, you should make sure you check out the National World War II Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection and Audubon Insectarium. Book tickets for some of the popular live shows at Preservation Hall, the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts and the Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre. Enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Callan Contemporary.

Play, laugh and be thoroughly entertained at the areas attractions for kids of all ages, which include the John P Lyons Memorial Center. If you’re intrigued by creatures try to add the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on your itinerary.

Get your body moving in the great outdoors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. There are some great green escapes, so why don’t you go out and enjoy Woldenberg Park, the Louis Armstrong Park and the A.L. Davis Park.

Visitors to New Orleans should go and see Jackson Square, Lafayette Square and Congo Square. The St Patricks Church and the Saint Joseph Church offer visitors to New Orleans the opportunity to better understand the religious history of the area.

Head to the Shops at Canal Place, Riverwalk Marketplace and the Rink Shopping Center for some retail therapy.

New Orleans’s sporting heart and soul can be found at New Orleans Arena, the main stadium for the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team in winter and the Tulane Green Wave college basketball team. If sports are not your thing and you’d rather see a concert or show, check the stadium’s website to see what’s on during your visit.

At the end of a long day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Central City, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Le Pavillon Hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, and the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans.


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